I graduated in 2008 with a BA in History, minoring in Anthropology. During my time at SU I was a member of Alpha Phi Omega, a co-educational community service fraternity. During my time as an APO brother I participated in 28+ hours of community service per semester: volunteered during Girl Scout Badge Day, partook in Relay for Life and other humanitarian walks, participated in various street cleanups, assisted the elderly with recreational activities, and tutored refugee children.
For my senior seminar in history, I collected research on the intentional community movement of the 1960’s and 1970’s, with a focus on several utopian societies. I composed a 28 page research paper titled Twin Oaks: The Embodiment of Skinner Theory and Others Like It,, and presented the results to professor and peers.
I specialized in Archives and Records Management, graduating in May, 2014. I was an officer for the student chapter of the Society of American Archivists and have taken relevant coursework in: Understanding Records and Archives: Principals and Practices; Preservation Administration; Web Archiving; Appraisal of Archives; Access Systems; Contextual Inquiry and Project Management; Networked Computing: Storage, Communication and Processing; and Complex Website Design; Database Application Design; Intellectual Property and Information Law; Application Platform Configuration; Application Platform Customization; Data Manipulation; Exploratory Data Analysis; Management of Electronic Records.
My coursework and experience has exposed me to collection management systems (AT, ArchivesSpace), content management systems (Drupal, WordPress), computer languages (Python, HTML/CSS, PHP, R) and archival standards (DACs, Dublin Core, MARC, EAD).